Basic TV Technology: Digital and Analog [NOOK Book]

Overview

This book features the accessible Media Manual format, which integrates abundant illustrations and lucid text. Readers will become proficient in the technical concepts of video and television. Basic TV Technology is an essential resource for students and professionals of video media.

About the Author:

Robert L Hartwig is Broadcast Program Director at Cuesta Community Collegein San Luis Obispo, California ...

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Overview

This book features the accessible Media Manual format, which integrates abundant illustrations and lucid text. Readers will become proficient in the technical concepts of video and television. Basic TV Technology is an essential resource for students and professionals of video media.

About the Author:

Robert L Hartwig is Broadcast Program Director at Cuesta Community Collegein San Luis Obispo, California where he also resides. He has more than 20 years of broadcasting experience in radio and television.

Audience: Students and beginning professionals.

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Editorial Reviews

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Teaches students and nontechnical professionals fundamentals underlying all television and video systems. Demonstrates how principal pieces of equipment work, their functions, and how they are integrated to form a complex video system. Includes many b&w diagrams and schematics. This edition includes new information on SDTV, HDTV, and the FCC's plans for its future. The author is broadcast program director at Cuesta Community College. Lacks a subject index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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"I read this book to refresh my basic grasp of television technology concepts, and for that purpose it worked perfectly. Organized into small sections which build slowly from simple ideas (electricity basics) to complex tools (video servers). The book also includes a useful list of further reading material and a reference glossary." — An Amazon Reviewer
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136068133
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/20/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 208
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Robert Lee Hartwig was born and raised in a small northern California farming town. At the age of 13, his parents bought an 8mm movie camera. He spent the next couple of years fooling around with animation and teaching himself simple film editing. He spent his teenage summers on the family farm. He attended Chico State University where, quite by accident, he got involved in the college radio station. While involved in college radio, he served as Business Manager of the station and was appointed to be the student manager of the station. At the same time, the school was developing a Mass Communications Degree program, which he transferred to as soon as the program opened. While in school, he worked at both AM and FM radio stations as an on-air announcer. He still worked summers on the farm because the 80 - 100 hour weeks made a lot more money for him. He was a member of the first graduating class in Mass Communications from Chico State where the faculty awarded him the "Leadership Merit Award" upon graduation.

He went to San Diego State University for his Master's Degree in Radio and Television. Coming from a rural background, living in a city the size of San Diego drove him nuts. The culture shock was the greatest challenge to completing the MA. While working on the MA, he also worked for the San Diego Area Instructional Television Authority, was a Television Specialist for the Adult Division of the San Diego Community College District, worked as a photographer on a special project for the San Diego Community College Association, and taught a night class in TV Production for the Adult Division of the San Diego Community College District. This teaching experience gave him the teaching bug. He was granted his MA in December of 1973.

He moved back to northern California and got a part-time teaching job in the Mass Communications Department at Butte Community College in Oroville, CA. While at Butte he also produced and directed video programs for t

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Table of Contents

The Atom and Electricity
Basic Circuits
Units of Measurement
Abbreviations
Induction and Noise
CRTs
Need for Interlace Scanning
Blanking
Waveform Display
Charge-coupled Devices
An Introduction to Digital
Analog and Digital
Color System
How the Eye Sees Light
Digital Encoding Ratios
Composite Encoding
Color CRTs
Plasma Display Screens
Sync Generators
Sync Generator Signals
Vectorscope
PAL
Sync Flow Diagrams
Camera Flow Diagrams
Combining Sync and Camera Flow Diagrams
Video Switchers
Switcher Applications
Production Switcher Flow Diagram
Switcher Transitions and Special Effects
Luminance and Chroma Keys
Composite Versus Component Video
Digital Special Effects
Digital Interpolation
Videotape Recording Technology
Video Recording Standards and Formats
Time Base Error
External Causes of Time Base Error
Time Base Error Correction
VTR Lockup
Time Base Correctors
Larger Sync Problems and Solutions
Other Advantages of TBCs and Frame Synchronizers
Editing Videotape
Editing Process
Types of Edits
Editing Methods
SMPTE Time Code Editing
Off-line and On-line Editing
Video Compression
Editing by Computers
Problems of Traditional Editing
Nonlinear Editing
Computer Graphics for Video
Character Generators
Creating Imagery & Effects
Digital Videotape Recorders
Newer Digital Tape Formats
Digital Video Servers
Digital Studio
Open Architecture Equipment Versus Dedicated Equipment
HDTV
SDTV
FCC's Plan for Digital TV in the Future
High-quality Film-to-video Transfer
Patch Panels
Patching Rules & Procedures
Explanation of a Small Patch Panel
Simple Patching Exercises
Glossary
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